Developmental Pediatrics at the Donald A. Gardner Family Center for Developing Minds specializes in evaluating and treating children with developmental difficulties and related behavioral challenges. This comprehensive, specialized program of Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-in the Upstate is one of the largest such programs in the country.
Appointments at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-in the Upstate Developmental Pediatrics are made by physician referral only.
The goal of the initial visit is to understand your child’s strengths and needs, determine what is typical and what is not, and determine which services your child may need to grow, learn, and develop to the best of his or her ability.
Depending on the presenting and/or referral concerns, our evaluation process will involve an extensive review of the concerns related to your child’s developmental, medical, social, and educational history, as well as physical and/or neurological examinations. Following the evaluation, the health care provider will discuss the clinical impressions with you and work with you to develop a comprehensive plan for your child and family.
Thank you for providing this information, which will help us better plan for your child’s evaluation. Please ask your child’s teacher(s) to complete their questionnaire as soon as possible. These questions are an important tool to help clinicians evaluate your child. Please get these forms back to us before your child’s appointment. If you have any questions or would like help in completing the forms, please contact our social workers at 864-454-5115.